“I love life, wit, charm, business acumen, sincerity and connecting good people with good people”
– LADY WIMBLEDON
WHO IS LADY WIMBLEDON?
The woman with her finger on the pulse of Wimbledon. The drive behind LadyWimbledon.com. Entrepreneur, TV presenter, newspaper columnist, blogger, serious boss lady, and education pundit for Sky News. Founder of Bombshell PR and the Parent Education Consultancy. Proud Scottish/Cypriot mash-up.
LADY WIMBLEDON’S STORY
It was a beautiful sunny afternoon as I sat and watched a Wimbledon Tennis match on the No 1 Court. I breathed in, and smiled. After having three children in a little over three years, I’d forgotten who I was and realised that Top Shop chick was gone. Watching my friends laughing, all holding what seemed to be bottomless glasses of Pimm’s, I realised we had morphed into ladies: Wimbledon ladies. Ladies who cared about what they wore, where to go and absolutely everything else that wasn’t about being a mum, but about being who we were. When I hit 15k followers on Twitter, it was clear that I wasn’t the only one. So I launched LadyWimbledon.com – a team of journalists and experts in fashion, beauty, lifestyle, news, and everything that cuts through the noise and tells us what we want to know. I hope you join our guest list as we love nothing more than inviting our guests to VIP launches, parties and restaurants.
There is one man who’s had a profound, important and lasting impact on me. My father. He was such a charismatic individual. He always had time for people. He always had a story to share, and it always ended in tears of laughter from all around. If there was an occasion – be it a birthday, Christmas or Easter – it would be made momentous.
Life was made for celebrating the good times and I know how proud he would be that his ethos is played out in Bombshell events. If you have a product or service that is worth shouting about, believe me, I will climb to the rooftops and dance with you so everyone can hear.
MEET THE LADYWIMBLEDON.COM TEAM
We are the eyes of Lady Wimbledon – a dedicated team of expert bloggers, journalists and influencers, all specialists in their field, with the inside track on where to eat, shop, play, live and enjoy local life at its best.
LadyWimbledon.com’s Editor-in-Chief, Sandra Strachan is a businesswoman, influencer and entrepreneur. The founder of social media marketing agency Bombshell PR and the Parent Education Consultancy, she’s the driving force behind SW19’s most-read online magazine.
The new Deputy Editor of Lady Wimbledon, Hannah Ablett is a whirlwind of ideas, passions and a big dose of gumption. With a zeal for Health and Fitness She seeks a personal mission to guide all to a destination of self-love and wellness. ‘A life-long journey to harmony first begins with a big deep breath.’
Sooz is an avid foodventurer, home baker, and ambassador for all things delicious. She takes her foodsplorations seriously and has a reputation for discovering the very best that the south west foodie scene has to offer. Follow Sooz on Instagram: @sooz.chef
Leela is an established local marketing consultant specialising in content, SEO, website creation and social media. With over 15 years’ London agency experience in marketing, digital and design management, Leela has subsequently spent the last 6 years working primarily with small businesses and female entrepreneurs.
A very experienced ex-BBC journalist, our new Celebrity Editor Angela Sara West has her finger on the celebrity pulse! Specialising in interviews with famous faces, her time at the Beeb saw her chat (and sing along with!) with Britney Spears, The Spice Girls and Snoop Dogg, among other A-list names. Angela works closely with her phenomenal go-to Celebrity Photographer Earl Santos, who is passionate about photographing the most precious moments of your life. Follow Angela on Instagram @angela_sara_west and Earl @wackpaper17photography
Veronica is a west London blogger that loves fashion. She shares tips on how to look effortlessly stylish and chic on any budget. Focussing on updated, timeless classics, she can help you pick the pieces on your wardrobe that you will want to wear over and over again. With a clear focus on sustainability and shopping local, Veronica helps you find key pieces that will never go out of style.
Wellness expert Bhavash is an experienced pharmacist with a series of successful businesses. Helping the wealthy into good health, he now practices from a small salon in Wimbledon Village and dispenses insider knowledge and knowhow through wellness blogging.
Make-up artist Lee has worked with stars including Anne Hathaway and Elle Macpherson. Realising that beauty and make-up have a role to play in self-care, Lee trained as a psychotherapist. She now helps clients find beauty inside and out, using the latest scientific research, mindfulness and ancient wisdom, as well as sharing her knowledge in the press, on Instagram and via consultations at her Kingston home.
Lady Wimbledon’s right-hand woman, Flora Firth is also Wellness Editor of LadyWimbledon.com. She’s on a journey to discover the secret of feeling great, and hopes to encourage you to join her. She’s proud to be voicing the importance of wellbeing and mind health in a world where we’re all striving for unrealistic perfection.
Gemma is a qualified interior designer and the founder of Fordham-Bryant Interiors. A home-style magpie with an eye for detail, she brings together the latest interiors trends and a love of classic decor to create beautiful homes in SW19.
Trend-savvy bloggers and stylists Hel & Mel are LadyWimbledon.com’s formidable fashion duo. Their sense of fun and mutual love of good clothes, gorgeous shoes and great times has found a loyal following on Instagram, where they showcase affordable, wearable looks you’ll love.
With more than a decade of experience across the world’s leading beauty platforms, Arif Isikgun is Founder and CEO of Ai Beauty Consultancy. Having created global training platforms for international award-winning beauty brands, he now offers private independent make-up and beauty consultations for clients.
Janie Smith is a cup full of sass – and our resident Culture Queen isn’t letting anything limit her. Whether she’s jetsetting around the world, blogging about books or catching up on the latest shows, she always has her ear to the ground.
Gemma is a qualified yoga teacher and intuitive life coach. After receiving her training in India and Los Angeles she settled in South West London where she teaches yoga via her YouTube channel as well as coaching locally and internationally. Gemma loves to teach and support her clients to reach their highest potential in health, wealth and happiness.
Mike Oldham is a seasoned journalist and blogger bringing LadyWimbledon.com the latest in sports news. Since moving from Scotland just before becoming a father Mike has worked in a number of roles in media and sport, and now runs events in the education industry.
Helene is an established interior designer living, creating and designing in SW London. She loves writing and helping people to define a personal style for their interiors, showing you how to implement ideas into your home.